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Quiz about Country Music Title Match
Quiz about Country Music Title Match

Country Music Title Match Trivia Quiz

For this quiz, match the name of the country music songwriter(s) with the name of the song s/he/they wrote. Careful - just because they wrote it doesn't mean that they were the most famous for singing it!

A matching quiz by Trivia_Fan54. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Curly Putnam  
Stand By Your Man
2. John Hartford  
A Boy Named Sue
3. Tammy Wynette and Bill Sherrill  
I Will Always Love You
4. George Jones and Darrell Edwards  
East Bound and Down
5. Shel Silverstein  
I Walk The Line
6. Waylon Jennings  
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
7. Johnny Cash  
Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)
8. Loretta and Peggy Sue Lynn  
Why Baby Why
9. Jerry Reed and Dick Feller  
Gentle on My Mind
10. Dolly Parton  
Green Green Grass of Home

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Curly Putnam

Answer: Green Green Grass of Home

Claude "Curly" Putnam wrote this song in the early 1960s. It was recorded by a number of performers including Porter Wagoner and Jerry Lee Lewis. It was made most famous by Tom Jones who had a worldwide Number One hit with this song in 1966.
2. John Hartford

Answer: Gentle on My Mind

When most people think about this song, they think of Glen Campbell because he is the one who made it most famous with his recordings. However, Hartford won two Grammy Awards for this song in 1968 - one for Best Folk Performance, and one for Best Country and Western Song (Songwriter).
3. Tammy Wynette and Bill Sherrill

Answer: Stand By Your Man

In this case, the songwriter matches the singer that made it most famous. This 1968 song was recorded by Tammy Wynette and ended up to be her most successful song. "Stand By Your Man" was also selected as an addition to the Library of Congress's "National Recording Registry" in 2010.
4. George Jones and Darrell Edwards

Answer: Why Baby Why

"Why Baby Why" was George Jones' first single to chart on the Billboard country charts. It ended up at Number Four after it was released by George Jones in 1955. Other artists have recorded this song over the years, including Red Sovine and Webb Pierce in 1956, and Charley Pride in 1983, both of which reached Number One on the Billboard country charts.
5. Shel Silverstein

Answer: A Boy Named Sue

Although Johnny Cash made this song famous, he did not write the words or the music. Instead, poet Shel Silverstein wrote the song and introduced it to Johnny Cash at a musicians' event. Johnny Cash decided to try it out at his live-recorded concert at San Quentin prison where it became one of his most famous recordings. Silverstein followed up this song with "The Father of a Boy Named Sue" in 1978, a song that tells the old man's point of view of the story.
6. Waylon Jennings

Answer: Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

Waylon Jennings did not write many of the songs that he recorded, but he did write this one. Jennings released this single in 1975 in an attempt to honour Hank Williams Sr. and the influence that he had in country music. By the mid-70s, many of the most popular country music stars had resorted to glitz and glamour in their stage shows, but this song questioned if Hank Williams, Sr. would have wanted it that way.

The song reached Number One on the Billboard country music chart for one week in 1975.
7. Johnny Cash

Answer: I Walk The Line

This song was recorded and released in the spring of 1956. It was Cash's first tune that was successful on the charts. It remained on the country charts for 43 weeks. It also crossed over to popular music where it stayed on the pop music charts for 19 weeks. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked the song at Number 30 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
8. Loretta and Peggy Sue Lynn

Answer: Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)

This was Loretta Lynn's first Number One on the Billboard country charts. It is thought to be somewhat autobiographical, since her husband was known to be a heavy drinker. It was a very controversial song for the time, but was a hot seller as evidenced by the gold record status it received in 1970. It was the first gold record for a woman in country music.
9. Jerry Reed and Dick Feller

Answer: East Bound and Down

This song was written and performed by Jerry Reed for the soundtrack of "Smoky and the Bandit". It was released as a single in 1977, and is often seen as a true truckers' song. In fact, the "...and Down" in the title is CB radio language for a trucker who is putting the CB microphone down, but is still listening to the channel.
10. Dolly Parton

Answer: I Will Always Love You

Dolly Parton wrote this song as a tribute to her partner Porter Wagoner when she left his show in the early 70s. Her version reached the top of the Billboard country charts twice, a feat that is rarely done by artists. The first time was when the song was initially released, and the second time was when she re-recorded it for the soundtrack for "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" in 1982.

Then, Whitney Houston recorded the song for the film "The Bodyguard" and sent the song to Number One on the Hot Billboard Charts for 14 weeks, taking the song from a country hit to one of the best-selling pop music songs of all time.
Source: Author Trivia_Fan54

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